a view from under the pew: the green pea convention

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist

amos the churchmouse:
a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: In honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Amos presents this week’s column focusing on respecting one another – no matter one’s color or creed. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.
the green pea convention

one night in my dreams
boss i found myself in
the middle of a green
pea convention

all the famous green
peas were there –
sweet pea garden pea
field pea split pea
chickpea and one
lonely cowpea – or
more commonly known
as black-eyed pea

there i was boss
surrounded by all sorts
of round roly-poly
green peas except for
this little black-eyed pea

where d this big ole
ugly hairy looking pea
come from says one
green pea to another
about me

i m not an ugly hairy
looking pea says me
i m a mouse and proud
of it i groused